Faculty Position – Communication Arts (Full-Time)


The Division of Church, Society, and Humanity at Eastern Nazarene College invites applications for a full-time faculty position teaching courses in communication arts, journalism, and/or writing.  The department currently offers two majors in this area: Communication Arts and Journalism & Writing. The ideal candidate will be able to provide innovative and creative leadership over both programs. In addition, this candidate will need to work closely with the Theatre for Social Justice program and the Business program to build connections among these programs. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence, a strong commitment to mentoring students in a multicultural context, and a desire for serving at an urban Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan tradition.

  • Type: Faculty
  • Posting date: 10/01/2019
  • Responsibilities:
    • The successful applicant will carry a teaching load of 24 credits (based on typical three-credit courses) per academic year, primarily in the areas of communication arts, journalism, and/or writing. Among these courses are Persuasion & Argumentation, Editing and Publishing, Introduction to Media Studies, and Introduction to Creative Writing. Other courses will be determined by the candidate’s expertise and interests.
    • The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a vision for the future of the program. The individual hired will be expected to revise these degree programs in light of disciplinary and professional demands in order to prepare students for careers following graduation.
    • The successful applicant will oversee the production of The Veritas News, the student-run college newspaper. The individual hired will serve as the faculty advisor, which will account for three credits of the annual teaching load.
    • General faculty responsibilities will also include undergraduate advising, committee work, attendance at faculty meetings, recruitment events, and commencement, and service to the Humanities Program, college, and community. As a small liberal arts college, faculty are expected to work closely with the students in their discipline.


  • Requirements:
    • Have completed a doctorate in communication arts or related field. Applications from candidates currently enrolled in a doctoral program will also be accepted.
    • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring students. Applicants with other kinds of relevant experience may also be considered.
    • Expertise in a variety of mediums of communication, including digital communication and social media.
    • Candidates must possess high value and appreciation for the Church of the Nazarene and a thoughtful understanding of the Wesleyan Holiness tradition.
    • A committed Christian faith evident in daily life, and commitment to the mission, educational philosophy and lifestyle expectations of the College.


  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2019
  • Start Date: August 2020
  • How To Apply:

    Please submit your curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter, names of at least four references (three professional, one pastoral), a philosophy of education, and a statement of faith.

  • Name: Human Resources Director
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Address: Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
  • Phone: 617-745-3723
  • Email: careers@enc.edu

Eastern Nazarene College is a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore. ENC offers a breadth of academic programs that prepare students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the “best in education and the best in Christian faith.”  Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well.

Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more.  In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.

Mission Statement

The mission of Eastern Nazarene College is to serve God, the Church, and the World by providing a quality liberal arts education to students of all ages. Consistent with its Wesleyan heritage, ENC seeks to create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, justice and holiness as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.

Vision Statement

Embracing its multicultural and urban environment, ENC prepares students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating “the best in education and the best in Christian faith”.

Lifestyle Guidelines

Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.